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English definition of “shaky”


adjective     /ˈʃeɪki/
not in good condition or likely to fail : The government is taking these steps to try to improve the country's shaky economy . Too many mortgages were given to people with shaky credit histories . Several of the big life insurance companies are looking shaky.
on shaky ground in a situation in which there is a strong possibility that something might stop working , be defeated , etc.: The state's finances are still on shaky ground . I think you're on very shaky ground with that argument .
(Definition of shaky adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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